Keeping selected ports to a previous version

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Jul 3 19:17:30 UTC 2018

On Jul 2, 2018, at 10:23, Riccardo Mottola wrote:

> can selected ports be kept at a previous version?

MacPorts is not intended to be used in that way, so it does not have good support for that.

> E.g. gimp 2.10 currently doesn't compile on older MacOS versions. I have supplied Ken some patches that will fix it on 10.6, but 10.5 and 10.4 are very dyfficult, perhaps impossible. 2.8 continues to work. I'd like to keep that. Can I use e.g. Ken's repository just for that single, e.g. or do I need toc ompletely "switch" repository?
> I suppose this is not the only port that is troublesome neither that I am the only one in this situaation.

The best solution would be for the maintainers of the affected ports to modify them so that they offer whatever version of the software is appropriate for whatever version of macOS is being used.

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